Tourist Service Center, Brückenturm am Rathaus,
Offizieller Inhalt von
The Romans and the French both left their mark. People later called it the "Golden City" - just like Jerusalem, Prague and Rome. For many centuries its archbishops and prince-electors were amongst the most important rulers in the heart of Europe, the symbol of their power, the mighty cathedral, still standing after a thousand years.
Located on the river Rhine, one of the busiest rivers in the world, the city lies in the middle of a huge wine-growing area. Wine-drinkers are said to be gregarious people: no wonder then, that Mainz is famous for its carnival season early in the year.
And there once lived a man in Mainz whose invention changed the whole world for ever: Johannes Gutenberg.
Meeting point: Mainz Tourist Service Center at 2:00 p.m.